"The Order has not lived up to its ideal, and though it wasn’t easy for him, Cullen now recognizes that. It’s something he’s still processing, but he’s looking to move forward and fight for something he can believe in. The whole world’s falling apart, and Cullen won’t sit by and watch that happen. He wants to be part of a solution. If that means serving the Inquisition instead of the Order, then that’s what he’s going to do."
Dorian was born to a prestigious family of the Tevinter Imperium, demonstrating from an early age a flair for magic which made him the envy of his peers. He served as a student under magister Alexius, though eventually became disillusioned with Tevinter culture.